Danielle “Dani” Novick, Ph.D. is the post-doctoral Early Childhood Psychology Fellow at the Yale Child Study Center. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD), where she also completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology and Neuroscience. After graduation, she coordinated an NIH-funded randomized controlled trial examining early interventions for preschoolers at risk for later anxiety and their parents. She has received specialized training in the assessment and treatment of youth with autism spectrum disorders as well as interventions for pediatric chronic pain through Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC. She also co-facilitated groups for neurodiverse and gender-diverse youth in the Gender and Autism Program at Children’s National. She is certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and has received training in adaptations of PCIT for children with anxiety and emotion dysregulation.
Her doctoral research was supported by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP). Broadly, her research focuses on (1) examining early risk/protective factors (e.g., temperament, emotion regulation, parenting and parental psychopathology) for adverse child developmental outcomes, and (2) evaluating the efficacy of parent-child interventions that target these risk/protective factors. Her work also seeks to identify factors that impede consistent treatment engagement and accessibility.